Saturday June 4
CHAPLIN 5K ROAD RACE
Chaplin Elementary School, 240 Palmer Road, Chaplin. Pre-registration $12, day of $15. Race starts promptly at 9 a.m. Registration 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Trophies awarded. http://www.chaplinschool.org/documents/roadraceapplication.pdf
CASH WASH FUNDRAISER
Mansfield Self Storage, 533 Route 32, Mansfield, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 100 percent of proceeds will be given to Birth to Three. The Birth to Three system assists and strengthens the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health-related needs of infants and toddlers who have delays or disabilities.
LEBANON FARMERS MARKET OPENS FIFTH SEASON
Lebanon Farmers Market opens and runs Saturday mornings 9 a.m. until noon through Oct. 15 at Lebanon Town Hall, 579 Exeter Road. On opening day free reusable shopping bags will be given to those who spend $5 at any single vendor (while supplies last). In addition, Lebanon’s Garden Club will hold a plant swap and answer garden questions, and The Farmers Cow will be on hand with samples of their ice cream.
D. A. R. TAG SALE
Benefit tag sale to be held at the D.A.R. Chapter House, 36 Wolf Den Road, Brooklyn from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To benefit the Sarah Williams Danielson Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. Info: Lucy (860) 774-9457.
COMBINED ESTATE, TAG AND PLANT SALE
Strong Porter House, 2382 South St., Coventry will host an estate, tag and plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Funds will be used to help the Coventry Historical Society repair winter storm damage to the historic Strong Porter House. Donations of saleable items or plants, excluding large stuffed furniture and appliances, are sought. Call Bob Visny (860) 742-8354, or Milton Natusch (860) 742- 7474. Vendors are welcome for $25 booth. Info: www.ctcoventryhistoricalsociety.org.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 398 Stafford Road, Mansfield. Benefits the Compassionate Friends East of the River.
THRIFT SHOP AND KID’S BOUTIQUE
The Thrift Shop and Kid’s Boutique is open Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 199 Valley St., Willimantic. New items every week, spring items have arrived. The shops will be closed Saturday, July 2 for the holiday weekend. Info: (860) 423-6827 or visit www.churchw.org.
PREPARED CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES
Windham Hospital offers an all-day “marathon” childbirth education class from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the hospital’s education center. Cost of class is $65 for families delivering their babies at Windham Hospital and $75 for families delivering elsewhere. Participants can also register for a baby basics class (fee: $10 if combined with prepared childbirth class). Info/register: (860) 456-6894.
The 13th annual Victorian Days in Willimantic, presented by the Willimantic Victorian Neighborhood Association, will take visitors on a trip back in time to experience the beautiful Victorian lifestyle once enjoyed in Willimantic, June 2 through June 5, starting at 11 a.m. Info: advance tickets, reservations for tea, or to receive a brochure with full details and the summer events calendar, call (860) 428-7573 or visit www.victorianwillimantic.org.
EASTERN CONNECTICUT’S MICRO ARTS FIESTA
Eastern Connecticut’s micro arts fiesta will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Garden on the Bridge, historic downtown Willimantic. Vendors, artists, shoppers and the curious and creative are welcome to participate in the micro arts fiesta on the Garden on the Bridge during Victorian Days in Willimantic. Info: (860) 933-8427 or visit www.WilliArtsFiesta.com.
PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETIVE HIKE
The Willington Conservation Commission is sponsoring a presentation and interpretive hike by Barbara Austin on forest edibles and medicinals from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Fenton Ruby Park, corner of Moose Meadow and Burma Roads, Willington. Rain date is Sunday afternoon, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Chris (860) 429-8384 for more info.
FREE CONCERT OF COLONIAL MUSIC 1620 TO 1781
Free Concert of colonial music 1620 to 1781 Pilgrims’ Progress from Plimoth to Yorktown at 2 p.m. at the Lebanon Congregational Church on the historic Lebanon green, Lebanon. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Columbia and Lebanon historical societies. Info: (860) 642-6579.
ANNUAL PLANT SWAP
Mansfield Public Library will hold its annual plant swap at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Auditorium. To participate, bring one plant or many, a perennial, annual or shrub or vegetable in a container you are willing to give away. Free and open to the public. Info (860) 423-2501 or visit www.mansfieldpubliclibraryct.org
SPRING CHICKEN BBQ
Franklin Congregational Church, 31 Meetinghouse Hill Road, is hosting a spring chicken BBQ with seatings at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Adults $10, seniors $9, children 12 and under $5, pre-school free. Tickets available at the door.
QUIET CORNER CONTRA DANCE
Dance is at the Storrs Congregational Church Hall, 2 North Eagleville Road, Storrs (Church Drive a short way down from the intersection of Route 195, on the UConn campus). Free lessons at 7:30 p.m., with dance beginning at 8 p.m. (all dances are taught). $10 non-member adults, members $8. High school and college students $5, Children under 12, $3. Info. Marc (860) 933-5144 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dave (484) 844-5203 email@example.com
‘THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST’
The Windham Theatre Guild ends its 2010-11 season with one of the funniest and most performed plays ever written in the English language, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” opening at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main St., Willimantic at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 students and seniors (60 plus), $10 for college students and $8 for children under 12. Reservations by calling (860) 423-2245 or by visiting www.windhamtheatreguild.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Sunday June 5
A tag sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 398 Stafford Road, Mansfield. Benefits the Compassionate Friends East of the River.
The 13th annual Victorian Days in Willimantic, presented by the Willimantic Victorian Neighborhood Association, will take visitors on a trip back in time to experience the beautiful Victorian lifestyle once enjoyed in Willimantic through June 5 starting at 11 a.m. Info/advance tickets, reservations for tea, or to receive a brochure with full details and the summer events calendar, call (860) 428-7573 or visit www.victorianwillimantic.org
CANTERBURY VFW BREAKFAST
Canterbury VFW, Route 169, North Canterbury Road, Canterbury will be hosting a Sunday Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. $5.50, 5 years and under free.
SCOTLAND HUNTINGTON HOMESTEAD OPEN HOUSE
Tour Guides lead visitors through the birthplace of Samuel Huntington, signer of the Declaration of Independence from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Gov. Samuel Huntington Trust opens the Homestead on the first and third Saturdays of each month through October. It is located on Route 14 just west of the Scotland town center. Free admission, donations welcome. Info: (860) 423-1547.
The Council for Christian Arts in partnership with the First Baptist Church of Willimantic will host the 10th annual Praise Festival at Jillson Square beginning at 1 p.m. Free event. More details are available online at www.ccawindhamcounty.org or by calling Sara Sabo (860) 456-0239 or Doreen Bolduc (860) 455-9616.
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary route. Join Columbia Historical Society members for a 1- to 2-mile historic tour, “Revolutionary Columbia” from 1 to 4 p. m. See where Rochambeau, Washington and Lafayette traveled through Lebanon Crank en route from Newport to Yorktown: The tour stops include: The Landmark Inn (c1750), Eleazar Wheelock House (c1735) exterior only, Moor’s Charity School (c1755), Clark House (c1742), and the Old Yard Cemetery. Landmark Natural Foods Store and Cafe (326 Route 87) is the tour headquarters for hourly guided tours. Brochures for self-guided tours will also be available. Sponsored by the Columbia Historical Society: columbia-history.org Easy, mostly level terrain. No dogs please. Heavy rains cancel. Parking is available at the town administrative offices, Beckish Senior Center, Landmark Inn or Horace Porter School. A virtual tour will be available online in late summer.
ALBERT E. MOSS FOREST SANCTUARY CELEBRATION
Ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a guided walk led by local naturalists Sue and Tom Harrington to celebrate the permanent preservation and recent trail improvements to the Albert E. Moss Forest, Wildflower, and Wildlife Sanctuary. The event is free and open to the public and is appropriate for families with children age 5 and older. Meet at the Mansfield Community Center at 2 p.m. For more information about the Albert E. Moss Forest, Wildflower, and Wildlife Sanctuary and all of Mansfield parks and preserves, visit www.mansfieldct.gov. To download trail guides of Mansfield’s parks and preserves log on to www.mansfieldct.org/trailguides.
‘THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST’
The Windham Theatre Guild ends its 2010-11 season with one of the funniest and most performed plays ever written in the English language, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” opening at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main St., Willimantic at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 students and seniors (60 plus), $10 for college students and $8 for children under 12. Reservations by calling (860) 423-2245 or by visiting www.windhamtheatreguild.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.
MUSIC IN THE PARK
Alex Caisse Park, Willimantic, 2 p.m. Black Burn, Rusty Macha. Free concert. Info: Windham Rec. (860) 465-3046.
RENAISSANCE REVIVAL CONCERT
“The Battle Join’d! Music of Warfare and of the Hunt.” Madrigals and chansons sung by the Renaissance Revival, directed by Michael McCarthy. St. Mark’s Episcopal Chapel, 42 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Freewill donations suggested. Contact: (860) 429-8388 or web site RenRevival.org.
Meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese poet and scholar. Free. Sundays, Knight House, Eastern Connecticut State University. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Info: (860) 423-3859.
5TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Coventry Early Childhood Center is holding its annual golf tournament at the Blackledge Country Club, Hebron, on June 12. Players and sponsors needed. All proceeds will benefit the center. Info: (860) 742-5859 or www.scrambleforourschool.com
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